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Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 9:30 AM UC Berkeley Professor Leads Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

Thousands of scientists from around the world have signed an open letter warning about the use of autonomous weapons. A UC Berkeley professor, Stuart Russell, is at the center of the movement to end what many see as a dangerous misuse of technology. We'll talk with him about the current state of autonomous weaponry and the dangers of starting a military artificial intelligence "arms race." Russell and over 17,000 researchers, scientists and others signed the letter urging a ban on autonomous weapons.

Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 9:00 AM 'Shrimp Boy' Court Filings Allege Mayor Ed Lee Wrongdoing

Lawyers for Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a former Chinatown gang leader facing a host of federal criminal charges, filed a motion Tuesday alleging campaign finance misdeeds by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other local officials. Citing details from an FBI investigation, the filings state that Lee "took substantial bribes in exchange for favors." The mayor's office denies that the FBI evidence implicates him in any wrongdoing. We discuss the charges and other developments in the federal case against Chow.



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Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Two Journalists and a Dog on a California Drought Roadtrip

Los Angeles Times reporter Diana Marcum and photographer Robert Gauthier join us to discuss their road trip across California to meet people impacted by the drought, to see lakes that are disappearing and rivers that are still flowing. We'll talk to the two about how the drought is reshaping a place where landscape and livelihoods are inextricably linked.

Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Trending in Politics: GOP Debate, Planned Parenthood Vote and a Biden Bid?

On Tuesday, Fox News executives will check the latest polls and decide which candidates will qualify for Thursday's prime time Republican presidential debate. We'll preview the debate and discuss other political developments, including GOP efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and Vice President Joe Biden's possible entry in to the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Federal Wildfire Legislation Sparks Debate on Salvage Logging

Record-breaking wildfires in recent years as well as heightened concerns over the drought are prompting debate about how best to manage forests to prevent wildfire. A bill pending in Congress would expedite salvage logging of dead trees in national forests. We'll discuss the legislation and best practices to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire while safeguarding forest ecology.

Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 9:00 AM State Schools Chief on His New Blueprint for California Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson joins us to talk about his new road map for educating California's kids. The four-year plan is an updated version of his 2011 blueprint, and focuses on teacher shortages and hastens the state's move toward Common Core standards.

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